A newer pool. A small dog park. Heaven forbid, more parking. All would be logical answers to the question: "What would go well on a one-acre parcel in the middle of a Virginia-Highland parking lot surrounded by several century-old apartment buildings?" All would also be wrong. The correct answer? A new apartment building. Work is under way on such a project in just such a parking lot near the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Frederica Street. It's a smallish project, and further details are hard to come by, but it's intriguing nonetheless, given the relative lack of multifamily activity in the immediate vicinity.
Cramming a new building into the spot that once held the Highland Club apartments pool is interesting enough, but also consider that the surrounding apartments — as well as a chabad, urgent care clinic and attorney's office — were built as long ago as the 1920s. Consider that this project would be the rare apartment project not going up right along the Beltline, in Midtown, Buckhead, Westside or Decatur. The Beltline and Ponce City Market are both close, even walkable, which could bode well for demand. Our inquiries for more details haven't been returned. If you've got the scoop on this one, please drop an email to the tipline.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep
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